Have a cheesy, spicy day: Valentines Jacket Potato

1 large potato

5 tbsps. cup grated cheddar/ processed cheese / vegan cheese

2 tbsp. chopped Jalapeno pepper (if you don’t like spicy replace with green pepper/ Shimla mirch)

1 tbsp. tomato puree

1 tbsp. chopped green onion / leeks

½ tbsp. chilli flakes

Method

Wash jacket potato and pierce with fork all over.

Place in microwave on high for about 8 minutes until done (test with knife / fork)

Cut the potato in half, scoop out the fluffy middle.  Mix the scooped out potato with chopped jalapeno, leeks, chilli flakes, tomato puree & 3 tbsps. of cheese.

Stuff the potato halves with above mix & top with remaining cheese (1 tbsp. each)

Put the filled ‘jackets’ on a microwave-safe plate and heat for one minute, or until the cheese has melted.

Enjoy “Love” on a platter.

Better than love : Choco-orange Mug Cake

All-purpose flour – 2 tbsp

Orange Marmalade – 1/2 tbsp

Nutella -1/2 tbsp

Sugar -1/2 tbsp

Cooking oil – 1 tbsp

Milk – 2.5 tbsp

Cocoa powder (unsweetened)- 2tbsp

Baking powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – a pinch

Vanilla essence- few drops

Method

Take a large microwave safe bowl & add all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, chocolate, salt, baking powder) into it, mix well.

Add oil, milk, marmalade, Nutella & vanilla essence, mix well & remove all lumps.

Place in microwave and heat on high for 90 seconds, test with tooth prick.

You cake is ready to eat

PS: watch the cake continuously (burnt cake doesn’t taste good, and microwave power differs)

Love Smoothie

Show self love girls with this yummy love smoothie

½ Cup Soya Vanilla Milk or Normal Milk (vanilla brings in its own flavour)

½ cup fresh strawberries (if tart, you may add ½tbsp spoon sugar)

½ banana

6-8 mint leaves

1 tbsp whey protein (optional)

Method

Put all the ingredients in blender & blend , your pink love smoothie is ready

Digital Writing Day 1 Assignment – New Year Message in Bottle

Dear Stranger,

Bask in glory of your achievements
Learn from your mistakes
Use the stones thrown at you
As stepping stone
And climb the ladder of Success
Do not allow the world
to hold you back
Be open to Love
But first learn to Love yourself
Accept and be at peace with your past
Have wonderful dreams for future
But live in your present
Give with an open heart
And let your gratitude show
Have loads of fun

Have an awesome 2015

Time to start a NEW HABIT is NOW

Piloting My Life

In our bid to find the best time to start something new , to start it perfectly we end up never starting on things we wish to do. For me that this has been beginning an exercise program. My excuses – early office timings , long work hours , tired , gyms are too far away from home , no motivation to work out at home , its boring , medical reasons etc etc .

And then i spoke to friend and colleague who has similar life style , location and other constraints but who works out on alternate days and finds time for her hobbies too. Something inside me clicked, and i decided to start working out with a personal trainer in my society gym .

So what was it  that was holding me back till now  –  I realised I have been a yo-yo dieter since ages, but beginning…

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